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  • Oof

    What is up with those monstrous kneecaps? They're like twice as big as they should be.

    ArshadAA   2 years 31 weeks ago
  • Optimus Prime

    I'd rather Takara makes him a Generations Selects. The Masterpieces have had so many quality control issues that I avoid them like the plague. Just look at the horror shows that are Masterpiece Bayverse Optimus, G1 Hound, or Beast Wars Megatron.

    netkid   2 years 31 weeks ago
  • Our first experience with this line was NOT good. We bought the RX-78 from wave 1 and it's red shield was crushed. That's right, it had damage to the red plastic shield from being crushed before it was placed into it's clear tray, packaged, and shipped off to stores. You couldn't see the shield damage from where it was positioned in the packaging. Only after opening the toy would you see it. We ended up having to buy a replacement for a good shield. We'll probably take the defective one and customize it with added battle-damage to replicate the famous "last shooting" pose.

    netkid   2 years 31 weeks ago
  • Optimus Prime

    The cartoon is horrible, and the comics are good, but the toys are where it's at. I have every figure from the first three waves, and some of the fourth. It's cool that the electronics let the trailer transform into its part of the combined mode alone.

    Will be curious to see if Takara ever goes forward with the new version. Last news byte was that they weren't sure if they wanted to do him as a Generations Selects release or go ahead and make a Masterpiece figure. I'd be happy with both.

    Optimal III   2 years 32 weeks ago
  • Raideen

    This Raideen figure seems to be based on this Bandai model kit ( ). The Korean figure has been modified to have screws, but retains all of the quirks of the original (knee joint shape, face cover, fixed arms, etc.).

    Combat_Armor_Dougram   2 years 34 weeks ago
  • Tron / Soldier

    Pretty sure the paint omission on the hip joints is on every single one of that Kingdom Hearts Tron figure released. I too noticed that on every one I looked at when I was looking over the figure at Gamestop last year. Reason for it may be that the plastic used for the hip joint is unpaintable. Transformers toys encounter this problem sometimes when they need to use a specific type of durable plastic for an area of a toy that will experience stress and need to be somewhat flexible:

    netkid   2 years 34 weeks ago
  • It's another original Bandai gacha line, 1987's Money Warrior Coindaman (コインダマン)

    SpaceRunaway   2 years 35 weeks ago
  • I suspect that the vending machine robot is also an old Bandai gachapon just based on all the other figures being Bandai or Bandai KO's but I haven't been able to find anything.

    Edit: I guess the famicom cartridges aren't, and I think that Acguy is one of the Clover ones, but it's like 99%

    SpaceRunaway   2 years 35 weeks ago
  • Thanks! I actually have an entire set of them coming (KO of course!) that I will be reviewing soon.

    JoshB   2 years 35 weeks ago
  • The DBZ guy is Zarbon, btw

    SpaceRunaway   2 years 35 weeks ago
  • The camera and it's brethren come from a line of Bandai gashapon c. 1982 called High Performance Camera Robo Great Photress/グレートフォトラス (It's a pun). You can see the 110 further down in this thread

    SpaceRunaway   2 years 35 weeks ago
  • Super Dun Robo

    Yep very super sentai proportions. The chest somewhat looks a bit like G1 Bruticus but I may be reaching though.

    kurochan_24   2 years 37 weeks ago
  • MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom

    God, almost 10 years and Bandai still hasn't made an Ez-8 Robot Spirits to pit against this thing.

    netkid   2 years 37 weeks ago
  • I have the original Endoskeleton from NECA and the paint apps looked better than the figure that was reviewed. Breakages from NECA are unfortunately common up to now and it's this reason why I stopped buying their toys after 2017.

    makaikishi   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • I agree this is probably a knockoff, but at the time, without a comparison, we did not know. But to be fair " the sloppy paint apps, the poorly-made gun and not to mention the fact that the toy breaks easily." - this was pretty much NECA at the time.

    JoshB   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • Just one look at this toy and I can already tell that this NECA Endoskeleton is a knockoff - the sloppy paint apps, the poorly-made gun and not to mention the fact that the toy breaks easily. Granted, NECA's QC is a hit-or-miss but it's sad that there are many NECA bootlegs out there.

    makaikishi   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • Ideon


    I also found in fellow CDX member Chachipower's video review that he shows what breaks on the arms at 9:25 in.

    netkid   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • "The Terminator Endoskeleton provided for review by Click on the link to get your Endoskeleton!"

    Well there's your problem. Gearbest sells Knockoff/Counterfeit items. NEVER trust products from there. It's all fake garbage. Sorry bud, but you reviewed a knockoff.

    I own a LEGIT Neca Terminator Endoskeleton and it is FAR SUPERIOR to the trash shown in this review. I'll gladly do a review of the real toy for the site to set things straight here. It's a wonderful piece and doesn't deserve to be dragged through the mud by your accidental misrepresentation.

    I got nothing against CDX reviewing Knockoff/Counterfeit toys for the site AS LONG AS they are pointed out as such. There are loads of great vintage super robot knockoffs on the site that definitely deserve their moment in the sun. They have helped turn CDX into a tremendous resource for vintage and obscure knockoffs that otherwise may be forgotten to ignorance and time. That said, they are always noted as such and so should your knockoff toy review.

    netkid   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • Ideon

    Ideon's arms are attached to the head section using two pinned rotational joints per arm. The joint closer to the head seems to be durable enough, but the joint further from the head is rather fragile. Since the side of the joint where the pin enters(the back of the joint) is rather thin, it can break easily (or even spontaneously). I am not sure if this is caused by the pin being too large for the hole or another factor. If a small fracture appears in the joint, it will become loose, but if too much of the joint breaks off, the arm may fall off. I bought a sealed figure roughly three years ago, and it either was broken in the box or broke after being transformed. Since the figure can still be transformed if small fractures are present, it may be better to purchase a used figure with known damage than taking a gamble on a sealed one. However, posabilty may suffer since the arms are looser.

    Combat_Armor_Dougram   2 years 41 weeks ago
  • Ideon

    Hey guys,

    What's the arm breakage issue on this toy?
    Anyone have any knowledge experience with it?
    Are sealed/new ones safe to buy, or does this toy have the tendency to still break in the box, even if factory sealed, from age?

    netkid   2 years 42 weeks ago
  • Albegas Gashapon Set

    What a treat. Thanks so much for showing these off because they are so dang cool. I especially liked how you curated and staged some Abegas stuff in the background and took some macro photos right on your desk. They are gashapon after all.

    jRex   2 years 42 weeks ago
  • If BanDai used cheaper translucent plastic, I'd consider this one borderline bootleg or a toy that came out from a McDonald's Happy Meal box.

    I'd say this though: BanDai could learn a thing or two about Auldey's Space Deleter & Rescue Engine deluxe toyline. I'd like to make a review of all 6 robots here but EVA_Unit_4A's video reviews beat me to it.

    makaikishi   2 years 43 weeks ago
  • Battleship Robo

    I remember getting one at a Toys R Us. The leg broke off immediately after opening the package in the car. Straight back to the store it went.

    magicsp00n   2 years 44 weeks ago
  • Ceed Commander

    Wow, there is A LOT going on with this little set. You certainly get your money's worth in terms of features. I thought the review would end but it kept pulling an Ed Valenti and saying "but wait, there's more!" What a fantastic little piece. It may be a cheap toy but it sure didn't cheap out on play value!

    netkid   2 years 45 weeks ago
  • Baikanfu

    Unlike the Bandai version, the Trans Bots version of this figure actually re-uses parts from Gardian. Rom Stol is a recolored Protteser, Kenryu has Delinger's body, arms, and thighs and Baikanfu has Garbin's body, arms, and thighs. Somehow, the makers of the figure managed to modify Baikanfu's and Kenryu's heads and lower legs to fit onto their Gardian counterparts, which may have required significant retooling, since Baikanfu's thighs seem wider than Garbin's.

    Combat_Armor_Dougram   2 years 45 weeks ago